BAUÇAN

“Each of my paintings is like a fruit, sometimes sweet, sometimes bitter, sometimes rough, sometimes soft, feeding the eyes and the hearts of those who look at them…”

Born in Montreal, Canada, Bauçan is a poet of images, music, and words. Self-taught, he left college to dedicate himself to his art. In his twenties, he and Luc Courchesne founded the art collective Le Cénacle de l’Étendard, which published poetry books. He authored and published two books, as well as participated in many collective works with other established poets. Between readings of poetry, he recorded an album under an independent label and produced the short film, Le chat a fait de moi un oiseau.

Eager for adventure, Bauçan explored the Baffin Island and hitch hiked across Canada. At 24 years old, during his first trip to Europe, his paintings were exhibited at an art gallery in Pont-Aven, Brittany (the town where Gauguin lived). His paintings were then exhibited at the Art Expo in New York, Paris, Brussels, Bordeaux, Nantes, Chicago, Texas, Toronto, Calgary, Dinard (France), Nice, Brest, Toulouse, Cologne, Kyoto, and Montreal. One can identify his paintings in multiple T.V. shows and movies, such as Beyond Borders starring Angelina Jolie.